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Former Member
Apr 22, 2010 at 07:20 AM

cross company unique material codes


Hi all,

Three years ago we implemented SAP R/3 for our five companies which belong to same group of companies. Therefore these company codes are on the same client. Recently we have implemented a new company code on the same client which is responsible for export activities. This new company code buys goods from other company codes of the group and sells goods to export customers. We have been told by SAP consultants that we can use intercompany and cross company functions to operate these processes. The problem is, we have not planned these functions before, therefore the material codes are different in every company code. We have been told that material codes must be unique in every company code to process intercompany and cross company. Since we have five different company codes and thousands of materials, it is a huge work load for us to create these materials uniquely and delete older materials. What we would like to know is, is there any other way or method to operate cross company and intercompany processes even if the material codes are not unique?

Best regards